In Monday’s edition of The Daily, we examine Facebook’s latest security scare, and what this means for cryptocurrency users. We also take a look at classic snake game Slither.io which is coming to the Tron blockchain, and consider some potential design for Bitcoin’s satoshi symbol.
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Facebook’s New Feature Gets the Thumbs Down
Facebook, which previously encouraged users to link their cell phone to their account for authentication purposes, has quietly made those numbers publicly searchable. As a result, every one of your Facebook friends – and potentially every single person on Facebook, depending on your security settings – can look up your number. For cryptocurrency users, accustomed to hearing cautionary tales of SIM-swapping, this is particularly troubling.
For years Facebook claimed the adding a phone number for 2FA was only for security. Now it can be searched and there’s no way to disable that. pic.twitter.com/zpYhuwADMS